Teaching the concepts of numbers and counting can be a bit tricky in my classroom. Although some students may be able to count to ten, they might not understand one to one correspondence or they may be unable to actually identify the numerals 1-10. Since the first day of school, we have been working like crazy to get that number knowledge down pat!
Over the summer, I got this number book from See Hear Do. I could not WAIT to use it with my kiddos! I am all about using a multi-sensory approach to teaching my students.
The book covers the numbers 1-19 using the Amazing Action Alphabet’s whole brain approach. Each number comes with a large photo of the number (character) and a short story about them. They also include an action to teach for each number (my favorite part).
The little stories are JUST the right length, and the one line poems are perfect to squeeze into circle time and throughout the day as a reminder. So far, we are on number 6 and they absolutely ADORE the characters in the book. We go over the numbers during circle time, and it is just too cute how they all know the poems by heart and can do the actions.
During teacher time, we use the poems as well as the interactive books from my one to one correspondence pack to practice identifying numbers, matching numbers, and counting using one to one correspondence. I love how they can remember the actions and poems and they use them during our math activities. It makes the activity so interactive and fun!